Peters & Associates Merges with Moore & Hart

Syracuse, N.Y.-based Peters & Associates has merged with Moore & Hart of Utica, N.Y.

Peters & Associates has operated a satellite office in Utica for more than 30 years, but will now locate at the Moore & Hart offices in downtown Utica and Old Forge, Business Journal News Network reported. Peters & Associates will retain all nine employees from the Moore & Hart staff as part of the combined firm.

“They’re very complementary with us,” Mark Peters, president of Peters & Associates, says in a news release. “We specialize in local businesses that want hands-on service from a firm that concentrates on them. Clients want the same individual handling their accounting and taxes each year. However, since we employ 20 people, we have the expertise to handle any complex issues that may arise.”

Before the merger, Peters & Associates employed 10 people. The firm has since hired an additional accountant for the Utica office. Moore & Hart’s partners — Dennis Hart, David Upcraft and James Hoyer — will remain with the company but aren’t serving as partners, according to Business Journal News Network.